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Latin America Working Group (LAWG) Summer Internships, 2021

If you are looking for an internship, you have a chance to join the 2021 LAWG Summer Internship at Latin America Working Group (LAWG) as an Advocacy Intern. You will assist with their efforts to promote a human rights-based approach to U.S. policy towards Latin America.

Interns work closely with staff on all four campaigns, doing what is necessary as it arises. Interns are encouraged to work a minimum of three days or 20 hours per week.

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As an intern, you will gain experience working in a professional environment through the lens of a D.C.-based nonprofit; and skills in online grassroots political organizing.

  • Field of Internship: Internship is available for politics, economics, social issues, and human rights
  • Course Level: Internship
  • Internship Provider: Latin America Working Group (LAWG)
  • An internship can be taken in the U.S.


To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Classification: Freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or recent graduate/other
  • Candidate must be enrolled in any major at the university and have qualified GPA
  • Applicants must have a strong interest in the understanding of politics, economics, social issues, and human rights in Latin America.

Is this paid internship? Internships are unpaid but are eligible for a $10/day travel stipend and academic credit.

Number of awards offered: Numbers not given

Internship Duration: A minimum of three days or 20 hours per week.

How to Apply

  • Completed applications should be submitted through our online application form before the deadline.
  • All documents should be uploaded in a single pdf.
  • Resume
  • The cover letter that states:
  • Why you are specifically interested in LAWG’s work
  • Why you are qualified for the position, including relevant coursework, experience, or study abroad
  • Writing sample
  • 2-3 pages maximum (can be excerpt) in English that focuses on a relevant topic (Latin America, U.S. policy towards Latin America, human rights issues, advocacy). It can be an academic paper, blog post, or news article.
  • Optional: writing sample in Spanish with the same qualifications as above.
  • Two references with:
  • Capacity in which you worked with them
  • Email and phone number

Internship Application Deadline: Internship application deadline is March 14.

  • March 14: Summer Internship (late May/early June to mid-August)
  • July 14: Fall Internship (late August/early September to mid-December)
  • November 14: Spring Internship (mid-January to mid-May)

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